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Jon Favreau bringing live-action 'Star Wars' to TV
Actor, producer and director Jon Favreau is writing and executive producing Lucasfilm's first 'Star Wars' live-action TV show.
         
 
 
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Jon Favreau to write 'Star-Wars' live-action TV series
“Star Wars” fans can expect more-out-of-this-world stories: Director Jon Favreau is set to write and executive produce a “Star Wars” TV series, Lucasfilm said Thursday.
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Iron Man director Jon Favreau will helm Disney’s live-action Star Wars TV series
Enlarge / Jon Favreau at Comic-Con in 2012. (credit: Genevieve on Flickr via Creative Commons )
Jon Favreau, director of Iron Man and the live-action The Jungle Book film, has been selected by Disney to executive produce and write a live-action Star Wars TV series for Disney's upcoming streaming video service, according to a blog post on the Star Wars website .
Disney announced a live-action Star Wars series for its streaming service alongside its announcement of Rian Johnson's new Star Wars movie trilogy in November of 2017, but no details were included then. It's not the only big project coming to that platform; Disney also plans a live-action Marvel TV series and a reboot of The Muppets .
Disney hasn't said exactly when the new streaming service will launch, but CEO Bob Iger said on an earnings call last year that the Star Wars series would likely premiere after 2020—though the announcement posted today specifically says the "series does not yet have a release date." In the meantime, Disney has made plans to pull content like other Marvel and Star Wars movies from Netflix in 2019 to pave the way for this new service.
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280 d ago
Jon Favreau to Pen Live-Action ‘Star Wars’ Streaming Series
The series will be part of Disney’s streaming service, which will be rolled out next year.
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Star Wars taps Jon Favreau for live-action TV series - CNET
"Iron Man" director Jon Favreau will write and produce a live-action Star Wars streaming television series for Disney and Lucasfilm.
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Jon Favreau is making a Star Wars show for Disney’s streaming service
 Disney plans to include Star Wars and Marvel TV shows as part of the lineup in its upcoming streaming service, but details about those shows have been scant until today, when the company announced that Jon Favreau will be writing and producing a live action Star Wars series. While Favreau is best-known for directing films like Iron Man, The Jungle Book and the upcoming Lion King remake… Read More
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280 d ago
'Iron Man' director Favreau to create 'Star Wars' TV series
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Jon Favreau, director of the 'Iron Man' and 'Jungle Book' movies, will write and produce a live-action 'Star Wars' series for an upcoming Walt Disney Co streaming service, the company announced on Thursday.
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280 d ago
There's a new 'Star Wars' live-action TV show coming to Disney's Netflix competitor — and it will be written by the director of 'Iron Man' (DIS)
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"Jungle Book" and "Iron Man" director Jon Favreau will executive produce and write a "Star Wars" live-action series for Disney's upcoming streaming service. The streaming service begins in 2019 and will also include a Marvel live-action series and a "3 Men and a Baby" remake.

Disney has given a little tease of what its new streaming service will offer.
On Thursday, Lucasfilm announced that "Jungle Book" and "Iron Man" director Jon Favreau will executive produce and write a live-action "Star Wars" series for Disney's streaming platform.  See the rest of the story at Business Insider
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280 d ago
Iron Man’s Jon Favreau will write the upcoming Star Wars live-action series
Iron Man and Iron Man 2 director Jon Favreau has been tapped to write and produce an upcoming live-action Star Wars show, which will debut on Disney’s still-unnamed streaming video platform, Lucasfilm announced today .
In November, Disney announced two projects: a new trilogy of films written by The Last Jedi director Rian Johnson, and a live-action show for the company’s upcoming streaming service , which is expected to launch sometime next year. Disney also announced last month that Game of Thrones showrunners David Benioff and D.B. Weiss are developing their own series of films. In addition to a Star Wars show, Disney has also said that the streaming service will have other original content from its various holdings, including a ...
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280 d ago
Netflix slides as Disney signs Iron Man's director to make a Star Wars series on its new streaming platform (NFLX, DIS)
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Disney has signed Iron Man and Jungle Book director Jon Favreau to direct a Star Wars series for its new streaming platform.  Netflix slid slightly when the news was announced.  Disney's competing product is set to launch in 2019. 
Shares of Netflix sank 1.9% Thursday morning after Disney said it had signed Jon Favreau, director of Iron Man and The Jungle Book, to direct a live action Star Wars series for its competing streaming product.
Disney was up about 0.4% Thursday morning. See the rest of the story at Business Insider
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280 d ago
New Star Wars TV Show Coming From Iron Man Director
Iron Man and Jungle Book director Jon Favreau will write and produce a live-action Star Wars TV show. Lucasfilm has confirmed that Favreau, who also plays Happy Hogan in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, will oversee the new show. It will premiere on Disney's upcoming streaming platform .
Although the show has no confirmed release date, the streaming channel is expected to launch in 2019. A new Star Wars series was first announced in November , and last month Disney boss Bob Iger revealed that there were "several" shows in development .
In a statement, Favreau said, "If you told me at 11 years old that I would be getting to tell stories in the Star Wars universe, I wouldn't have believed you. I can't wait to embark upon this exciting adventure."
According to Lucasfilm boss Kathleen Kennedy, Favreau will bring "the perfect mix of producing and writing talent, combined with a fluency in the Star Wars universe. This series will allow Jon the chance to work with a diverse group of writers and directors and give Lucasfilm the opportunity to build a robust talent base."
This won't be Favreau's first time working in the Star Wars universe. He provided the voice for Pre Vizsla in the animated series The Clone Wars and will voice an alien in the upcoming spin-off movie Solo: A Star Wars Story . He directed the first two Iron Man movies, the hugely successful remake of the The Jungle Book, and is set to helm the live-action version of The Lion King for Disney.
A Star Wars live-action show was in development for several years prior to Disney's purchase of Lucasfilm in 2012. Star Wars creator George Lucas was planning a series called Underworld that was to take place between Episode III and Episode IV, and reportedly 50 scripts were written before the Disney deal canceled the project.
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Mashable
280 d ago
A new 'Star Wars' TV series is coming from Jon Favreau
Jon Favreau is the next white guy headed to a galaxy far, far away.
Lucasfilm has just announced that Favreau will write and executive produce the as-yet-untitled live-action Star Wars series. Details are scarce, but you knew that already – details are always scarce with these Star Wars projects.
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No premiere date has been announced, but we do know the show will debut on Disney's direct-to-consumer platform – think of how Star Trek Discovery helped launch CBS All Access. 
Favreau's been a Disney favorite for a while. He helped kick off the Marvel Cinematic Universe with Iron Man and Iron Man 2, and his "live-action" remake of The Jungle Book was such a hit that he's doing the same thing for The Lion King, due out in 2019.  Read more...
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281 d ago
Director Jon Favreau to helm new live-action Star Wars series
Favreau will write and executive produce the show for Disney’s streaming service
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Gawker Media
281 d ago
Jon Favreau Is Writing Lucasfilm's First Star Wars Live-Action Show
Star Wars is expanding even more beyond the big screen with live-action television shows, and film veteran Jon Favreau is paving the way. Lucasfilm has announced that Favreau will executive produce and write a new live-action show set in the Star Wars galaxy.
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Disney launches its streaming service in 2019 , and as well as making many of its movies and TV shows available, the studio is planning to develop new shows exclusively for the service. Inevitably one of these is to be a Star Wars live-action series . Disney boss Bob Iger has now revealed that the studio is in fact developing more than one Star Wars show.
During Disney's quarterly investors call, Iger stated that it won't be long before we get more details about the studio's plans. "We are developing not just one, but a few Star Wars series specifically for the Disney direct to consumer app," he said, via Collider . "We've mentioned that and we are close to being able to reveal at least one of the entities that is developing that for us. Because the deal isn't completely closed, we can't be specific about that, [but] I think you'll find the level of talent on the television front will be rather significant as well."
A Star Wars live-action show was in development for several years prior to Disney's purchase of Lucasfilm in 2012. Star Wars creator George Lucas was planning a series called Underworld, that was to take place between Episode III and Episode IV, and reportedly 50 scripts were written before the Disney deal canceled the project.
In related news, it was also announced this week that Game of Thrones showrunners David Benioff and D.B. Weiss will write and produce a new series of Star Wars movies . Disney confirmed that these films will be separate from the current Skywalker saga and the trilogy of movies that Star Wars: The Last Jedi director Rian Johnson is working on . "David and Dan are some of the best storytellers working today," Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy said in a statement. "Their command of complex characters, depth of story and richness of mythology will break new ground and boldly push Star Wars in ways I find incredibly exciting."
The next Star Wars movie will be the spin-off Solo: A Star Wars Story. The movie hits theaters in May, and the first trailer was released this week . You can check out GameSpot's full breakdown of the Solo trailer here .

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